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28/06/2013 at 00:25


28/06/2013 at 01:02

 Alliums in bud?

28/06/2013 at 06:38

I think it's the lovely Nectaroscordum siculum in the early stage of flowering

If you bruise the leaves do they smell of garlic?

28/06/2013 at 09:18

Hello Dovefrom above,

I took tis picture ages ago at a Water Garden centre, I donot know if leaves smell of garlic.

I was once told it was this plant, upon buying the bulbs and planting them they did look like this plant at all!

If you look closer the flowers appear to look like creamy coloured castle turrets, the nectarscordum does not look like this plant at all. I will try to enhance my origiinal photo and repost.





28/06/2013 at 09:22

I'd say it has reached the seeding stage when everything turns upwards

28/06/2013 at 09:42

Hello nutcutlet,

I know what you mean but the bulbs I bought and grew did not look like this plant at all......( They were a different colour for a start more pinky not cream coloured like this plant, I was very disappointed in my purchase and they were quite difficult to find too!


28/06/2013 at 09:48

Hi Dovefromabove,


I have just looked at your link and the bulbs I bought and grew looked just like on your link and did not resemble my photo.



28/06/2013 at 09:51

There's no doubt the pic is Nectaroscordum siculum. But this is a pic from a GC. We need a pic or a very accurate description of your plant to ID that

The flowers go this way up, then it turns upwards in seed

28/06/2013 at 10:40
28/06/2013 at 10:41

You said that you took the photos in a water garden centre and that they where more pink than creamy white; I have a feeling that it might be Butomus umbellatus or Flowering Rush Not sure though!

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